It wasn’t always this way.
1. Take an ugly plate or platter with a cool shape. In this case, a large Williams Sonoma plattter, circa 1997 that I bought at a thrift store for $1.
2. Dig out some 3D scribble (or puff) paint that you have in your craft supplies. (You know you have some… No? OK, then you can pick some up at any craft store for a couple of bucks.) It does not matter what color you choose since you’ll be spray painting it anyway.
3. Start squeezing on your design. Do whatever you like. I’m no artist, so I prefer random, squiggly designs. (It hides the fact that I’m no artist.)
4. Let the puff paint dry completely, then take it to an area where you can spray paint it.
Spray the entire plate with a plastic primer. Once the primer has dried, spray the entire plate with the color of your choice. When dry, spray the whole thing with a high gloss clear coating. The more coats of the gloss, the more it will look like ceramic.
There are a few more coats of gloss that I would like to add.
I had originally left it white, with the thought of painting the center with chalkboard paint, or possibly cutting some vinyl with our last name, or “welcome” or a bible verse.